Tuesday, January 20, 2009


These closing paragraphs of Obama's Inaugural Address not only make me feel hopeful for the countries future; but in the midst of our current crisis, also for own own future as well.

"So let us mark this day with remembrance, of who we are and how far we have traveled. In the year of America's birth, in the coldest of months, a small band of patriots huddled by dying campfires on the shores of an icy river. The capital was abandoned. The enemy was advancing. The snow was stained with blood. At a moment when the outcome of our revolution was most in doubt, the father of our nation ordered these words be read to the people:

"Let it be told to the future world...that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive...that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet [it]."

America. In the face of our common dangers, in this winter of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words. With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come. Let it be said by our children's children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God's grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations."

Monday, January 19, 2009

No such thing as False Hopes....

Although we are on the eve of a historical event, I found this speech particularly inspiring. I was a Obama supporter during the election, but i find it particularly inspiring as I currently find myself as many others heavily affected by the Recession. Although not having a job in one of the most expensive cities in the world is hard, I am reminded that there is a light at the end of the tunnel; that with hope anything is possible.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

In between frustrating calls to the unemployment office, another one of my daily activities is the continued process of archiving my family photographs. My favorites always seem to be the one's that involve them living they're daily lives.